*Note: This story was last updated at 2:25 p.m. Saturday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Sevier County Electrical Systems and Knoxville Utilities Board as well as agencies in Sevier, Union, Loudon and Blount counties reported outages beginning Monday amid a winter snowstorm that blanketed the area Thursday.
Sevier County Electrical Systems reported 2,139 customers were without power according to its outage map as of Saturday morning.
SCES said they were working to restore power to those still affected. The utility provider has nearly 200 line crews and 60 tree trimmers working to restore power.
“We are still going to have some customers that will most likely be out through the weekend,” Allen Robbins, general manager and CEO of SCES, said. “Our crews that worked overnight found more broke poles. If the weather forecast hits as predicted restoration will be much slower.”
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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated as additional information became available.